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FWIDE

Section: POSIX Programmer's Manual (P) Updated: 2003
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NAME

fwide - set stream orientation  

SYNOPSIS

#include <stdio.h>
#include <wchar.h>

int fwide(FILE *stream, int mode);
 

DESCRIPTION

The fwide() function shall determine the orientation of the stream pointed to by stream. If mode is greater than zero, the function first attempts to make the stream wide-oriented. If mode is less than zero, the function first attempts to make the stream byte-oriented. Otherwise, mode is zero and the function does not alter the orientation of the stream.

If the orientation of the stream has already been determined, fwide() shall not change it.

Since no return value is reserved to indicate an error, an application wishing to check for error situations should set errno to 0, then call fwide(), then check errno, and if it is non-zero, assume an error has occurred.  

RETURN VALUE

The fwide() function shall return a value greater than zero if, after the call, the stream has wide-orientation, a value less than zero if the stream has byte-orientation, or zero if the stream has no orientation.  

ERRORS

The fwide() function may fail if:

EBADF
The stream argument is not a valid stream.

The following sections are informative.  

EXAMPLES

None.  

APPLICATION USAGE

A call to fwide() with mode set to zero can be used to determine the current orientation of a stream.  

RATIONALE

None.  

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

None.  

SEE ALSO

The Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <wchar.h>  

COPYRIGHT

Portions of this text are reprinted and reproduced in electronic form from IEEE Std 1003.1, 2003 Edition, Standard for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The original Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
EXAMPLES
APPLICATION USAGE
RATIONALE
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
SEE ALSO
COPYRIGHT

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